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The year given indicates date of appointment to Cedar Crest’s faculty.

Elizabeth M. Meade, Interim President; Professor of Philosophy
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A. and Ph.D., Boston College. 1993.

Robert Wilson, Acting Provost; Director of the Writing Program; Administrative Director of the Pan-European M.F.A. in Creative Writing; Associate Professor of English
B.A. and M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2004.

Roxanne T. Amico, Chairperson of Performing Arts; Professor of Theatre and Speech
B.A., Heidelberg College; M.F.A., Northwestern University. 1981.

Rebecca Arnold, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, Director of the Art Therapy Program
B.F.A., Pennsylvania School of Art & Design; B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.A., Marywood University. 2012

Sandra D. Axt, R.N., Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Cedar Crest College. 2012.

Dianne Babbitt, Chairperson of Health Sciences; Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
B.S., Philadelphia Biblical University; M.S., East Stroudsburg University; Ph.D., Temple University. 2014.

Kerrie Quinn Baker, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Old Dominion University. 2001.

Ibolya Balog, Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Lehigh University; M.B.A., Temple University. 2007.

Christine Batchelor, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Misericordia University; M.S.N., Cedar Crest College.  2017.

Karen Bensinger, C.R.N.P, Instructor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Bloomsburg University., D.N.P, Wilkes University. 2013.

Jeanne Riley Berk, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Miami University; M.S., Seton Hall University; Ph.D., Seton Hall University. 2009.

John F. Bing, Director of the MBA Program, Instructor of Business
B.S., Bloomsburg University; M.B.A., DeSales University. 2016.

Kathleen Boland, Professor of Social Work
B.A., Elizabethtown College; M.S.W., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Marywood University. 2000.

James P. Brancato, Professor of Communication
B.S., Syracuse University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Colorado. 1992.

Thomas A. Brettell, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Drew University; M.S., Lehigh University; Ph.D., Villanova University. 2006.

Christine Carpino, Assistant Professor of Political Science (half-time)
B.A., Fairfield University; M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2015.

Michelle E. Cawley, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S. DeSales University; M.S.N. Drexel University. 2015.

John A. Cigliano, Academic Coordinator of the Hawk Mountain Program; Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Rochester; Ph.D., Boston University. 2000.

Stephanie Colbry, Chairperson of Business, Management and Economics, Assistant Professor of Business
B.A. and M.B.A., Rider University; Ph.D., Eastern University. 2017.

Allison Cornell, Assistant Professor of Physiology
B.Sc., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Simon Fraser University. 2017.

Maynard L. Cressman, Chairperson of Social Sciences; Director of the Social Work Program; Social Work Advisor; Associate Professor of Social Work
A.B., Muhlenberg College; M.S.W., Washington University. 1978.

Gail DiBlasi, R.N, PMHCNS, BC, Instructor of Nursing (half-time)
B.S.N., Kutztown University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 2012.

Christopher Duelfer, Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.S., Lehigh University. 1983.

Christine Embon, M.S.N, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S.N., Villanova University; P.N.P., Allegheny University of the Health Sciences/Drexel University. 2014.

Eileen Epsaro, Assistant Professor of Biology (half-time)
B.S., East Stroudsburg State University; M.S. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2007.

Audrey J. Ettinger, Director of the Neuroscience Program; Associate Professor of Biology
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. 2003.

Amy E. Faivre, Director of the Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Program; Professor of Biology
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 2002.

LuAnn McCracken Fletcher,  Director of the English Program; Professor of English
B.A. and M.A., Lehigh University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. 1993.

Eileen J. Fruchtl, R.N., Instructor of Nursing B.S.N.
Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; M.S.N., Cedar Crest College. 2013.

Kevin Gallagher, Associate Professor of Theatre
B.A., Allentown College; M.F.A., University of Connecticut. 2007.

James Hammer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Kutztown University; Ph.D., Auburn University. 2015.

Joshua Harrington, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Shippensburg University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. 2014.

Deborah W. Hartman, Instructor of Education
B.S., Kutztown University; M.S., Kansas State University. 2013.

Jennifer D. Hayden, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University. 2017.

Marilyn Hilbert, Instructor of Nursing
B.S. Oklahoma Wesleyan University; BSN,MSN-Ed University of Phoenix. 2015.

Sharon Himmanen, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Washington College; Ph.D., City University of New York. 2009.

Scott Hoke, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Moravian College; M.P.A., Kutztown University; Ph.D. Temple University. 2006.

K. Joy Karnas, Director of the Genetic Engineering Program, Honors Program Director; Professor of Biology
B.S. and M.A., The College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 2001.

Elba Kerkusz, Instructor of Nursing
B.S. Temple University; MSN, Cedar Crest College. 2015.

Joan Kern, Director of Student Teaching & Field Experience, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Kutztown University; M.Ed., Kutztown University; Ph.D., Alvernia University. 2009.

Janine Kishbaugh, Instructor of Forensic Science (half-time)
B.S., Cedar Crest College; M.S., Cedar Crest College. 2010.

Pamela D. Kistler, Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Muhlenberg College; M.S. and Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. 1989.

Richard M. Kliman, Chairperson of Biological Sciences, Professor of Biology
A.B., Colby College; Ph.D., Wesleyan University. 2002.

Patricia LaSalle, Instructor of Nutrition (half-time)
B.S. and M.S., Brooklyn College. 2016.

Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Shippensburg University; B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University; M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University; J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. 2012.

Nelson R. Maniscalco, Professor of Art
B.F.A. and M.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University. 1975.

Sharon Melincavage, C.R.N.P.-B.C., Associate Professor of Nursing, Graduate Program Director
B.S.N., Kutztown University; M.S.N., Bloomsburg University; D.Ed., Pennsylvania State University. 2004

Amy Metteer-Storer, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing (half-time)
B.S.N., San Diego State University; M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania. 2003.

Megan Monahan, Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Scranton; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., Fordham University, 2015.

Diane M. Moyer, Professor of Psychology
B.A., LaSalle University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania and University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., Temple University. 1996.

Peter Nagy, Director of Writing, Assistant Professor of American Literature
B.A., Drew University; M.A., Villanova University. 2015.

Jill K. Odegaard, Chairperson of Art; Professor of Art
B.F.A., Moorhead State University; M.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 2000.

Marianella Omana, Instructor of Spanish. (half-time)
LL.M. Temple University. 2016.

Elizabeth Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Cedar Crest College; M.A., Syracuse University. 2003.

Mae Ann Pasquale, R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., East Stroudsburg University; M.S.N., Villanova University, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. 1999.

Thomas Pritchett, Instructor of Chemistry (half-time)
B.S., Murray State University; M.S., Murray State University. 2010.

Carol A. Pulham, Professor of English; Chairperson of Department of History, Literature, and Languages
B.A., Cedar Crest College; M.A. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1986.

Jill Purdy, Director of the Master’s Program in Education; Associate Professor of Education
B.S. and M.S., East Stroudsburg University; Ed.D., Widener University. 2006.

Lawrence Quarino, Director of the Undergraduate Program for Forensic Science, Director of the Graduate Program for Forensic Science; Professor of Forensic Science
B.S., Saint Peter’s College; M.S. and Ph.D., City University of New York. 2002.

David Raker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., King’s College; M.A., University of Scranton. 2000.

Lisa Richards-Homa, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N. Pennsylvania State University; M.S.N Western Governors University. 2015.

E. Allen Richardson, Chaplain; Professor of Religion
A.B., Syracuse University; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Arizona. 1992.

Carol Ritter, Instructor of Forensic Sciences
B.S. and M.S., University of Scranton. 2016.

Wendy J. Robb, R.N., Hazel and Walter May Endowed Chair; Chairperson of Nursing;; Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Gwynedd-Mercy College; M.S.N., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; Ph.D., Widener University School of Nursing. 2000.

Micah Sadigh, Chairperson of Psychology; Professor of Psychology
B.A., Moravian College; M.Ed. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2001.

Martine I. Scannavino, R.D., L.D.N., Chairperson of Nutrition; Associate Professor of Nutrition
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts/NY; M.S., Hunter College of NY; DHSc, Nova Southeastern University. 2002.

James A. Scepansky, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Shippensburg University; M.A. and Ph.D., Kent State University. 2003.

Rebecca A. Seaman, R.N., Director of Undergraduate Nursing Program, Instructor of Nursing
B.S. and M.S.N., Cedar Crest College. 2012.

Marianne E. Staretz, Chairperson of Chemical and Physical Sciences; Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton. 2000.

Hyacinth L. Vedage, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Sri-Lanka; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2000.

Roxann Wagner, R.N., Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N. Cedar Crest College. 2016.

Andre Walther, Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa. 2006.

James J. Ward, Professor of History
B.A., Middlebury College; M.A. and Ph.D., New York University. 1974.

Jane Tyler Ward, Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Delaware. 1981.

Suzanne Weaver, A.C.S.W., L.S.W., Social Work Advisor; Academic Coordinator for the Health & Wellness Program; Professor of Social Work
B.A.S.W., Kutztown University; M.S.W., Marywood College. 1987.

Steven Weitz, Chairperson of Communications, Associate Professor of New Media/Digital Media Arts
B.F.A. and M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design. 2016.

Lindsey Welch, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
B.S., Lycoming College; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 2011.

Alison Wellford, Director of MFA Program, Assistant Professor of Writing
B.A., University of Virginia; M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte. 2015.

Paul Werrell, Instructor of Criminal Justice (half-time)
B.A. Muhlenberg College; M.Ed. Kutztown University. 2014.

Marilou Wieder, Director of the Dietetic Internship Program
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.S., Marywood University. 2016.

Stephanie Woodruff, Program Director and Associate Professor for the Nurse Anesthesia Program
B.S.N., Georgetown University; M.S.N., Women’s Health and M.S.N., Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania; D.N.P., Wilmington University. 2017.

Laura Zeisler, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy
B.F.A., University of Colorado; MSW, Portland State University; M.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2014.


Patricia Badt, Professor Emerita of Art
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania. 1989.

Barbara N. Benson, Associate Professor Emerita of Biology
A.B., Knox College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. 1973.

Regina Baron Brunner, Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A. and M.A., Montclair State College; M.S. and Ph.D., Syracuse University. 1983.

Gerard E. Cozzolino, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1964.

John T. Flautz, Professor Emeritus of English
B.S., Ohio State University; M.A. and Ph.D., Western Reserve University. 1961.

Mary Lou Johnson Green, Associate Professor Emerita of Education
A.B., Keuka College, University of Oslo; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Lehigh University. 1976.

John R. Griswold, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
B.S., Dickinson College; M.S. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1975.

Luba A. Holowaty, Associate Professor Emerita of Political Science and History
B.S., University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., Temple University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Donald W. Huffman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
B.A., North Central College; M.Div., Evangelical Theological Seminary; M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Hartford Seminary Foundation. 1973.

Marion Kayhart, Professor Emerita of Biology
A.B., Drew University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Dianne V. Kinsey, R.N., Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S.N. and M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D. Lehigh University. 1976.

Richard L. Kolbe, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Economics
A.B., Dartmouth College; M.A. and Ph.D., Princeton University.

Joan M. Laffey, R.N., Dean of Student Affairs Emerita
B.A., Trinity College; M.S., New York Medical College/Pace University; M.S.N., Allentown College. 1978.

Eloise R. Lee, R.N., Professor Emerita of Nursing
B.S.N., Adelphi University; M.S.N., Gwynedd-Mercy College; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Lehigh University. 1975.

Donald P. LoCicero, Professor Emeritus of International Languages
A.B., Brooklyn College; M.A. and Ph.D., Rutgers University. 1966.

Marianna Loosemore, Professor Emerita of Drama and Speech
B.F.A., Drake University; M.F.A., Yale University; Actors' Equity; Screen Actor's Guild; A.F.T.R.A.

Lecie Machell, Professor Emerita of Social Work
A.B., University of Illinois; M.S.P.A., Washington University.

Nellie M. Manges, Dean of Students Emerita
A.B., Gettysburg College; M.A., Columbia University.

Wilma S. Mills, Associate Professor Emerita of Politics and Economics
B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Chicago.

Brian S. Misanko, Professor Emeritus of Biology
B.S., University of Albuquerque; M.S. and Ph.D., University of New Mexico. 1981.

Patricia Ann Sacks, Associate Professor Emerita
A.B., Cedar Crest College; M.A.L.S., Drexel Institute of Technology. 1960.

Carolyn Foster Segal, Professor Emerita of English
B.A., Daemen College; M.A. and Ph.D., Lehigh University. 1996.

Barton C. Shaw, Professor Emeritus of History
B.A., Elon College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., Emory University. 1980.

Dolores Yaschur Sproule, Professor Emerita of Biology
B.S. and M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D., Nova University. 1975.

Beverly Tisdale, Associate Professor Emerita of English
B.A., Moravian College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania. 1961.

Marie E. Wilde, Associate Professor Emerita of Mathematics
B.S.  Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed.  Kutztown University; M.S.  Lehigh University.  1981.



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